If you saw the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and liked it, then you will definitely like the new 911 GT3 R, a car that it will be raced in the series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, thus succeeding the 911 GT3 Cup S.
The new 911 GT3 R is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine delivering maximum output of 480 bhp (353 kW) transmitted to the rear axle by a sequential six-speed dog gearbox.
Porsche claims that the new 911 GT3 R weighs just 1,200 kg or 2,646 lb and is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (which is based on the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3) presented in September for one-make cup racing.
The GT3 R offers an increase in engine size of 0.2 litres, which gives the car an extra 30 bhp comparing it to the Cup model. Also, the vehicle comes with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control and an e-gas with throttle-blip function make it much easier to get used to this new GT3 racing car than its predecessor.
The manufacturer also installed new flared wheel arches on to the body both front and rear and, like the second-generation versions of the 911, the 911 GT3 R comes now with the stylish LED rear light clusters.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R will make its debut on 14 January 2010 at the Birmingham Motor Show and will be delivered to Customer Teams the world over as of spring 2010 with a price tag of 279,000 euros plus local sales tax/VAT.